Kenneth R. White, PhD, APRN-BC, FACHE, FAAN, associate dean for strategic partnerships and innovation at the University of Virginia (U.Va.) School of Nursing, holds the University of Virginia Medical Center Professorship in Nursing. In addition to honorary faculty appointments at U.Va.'s Darden School of Business and the McIntire School of Commerce, he is a visiting professor at LUISS Guido Carli University Business School in Rome, Italy, and at the University of Lugano in Switzerland.
From 1994 to 2013, Dr. White was a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where he directed health administration graduate programs between 1994 and 2008. At VCU, he also served as the Charles P. Cardwell, Jr., Professor of Health Administration and the Sentara Healthcare Professor. Between 1980 and 1993, Dr. White was a senior executive in marketing, operations, and international healthcare consulting with Mercy Health Services.
A widely published author, Dr. White cowrote The Well-Managed Healthcare Organization and Reaching Excellence in Healthcare Management with John R. Griffith, LFACHE (both published by Health Administration Press). He holds undergraduate degrees in biology and nursing, master's degrees in health administration and nursing administration, and a PhD in health services organization and research. He is also an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner with a specialization in palliative care. Dr. White is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Academy of Nursing as well as a former ACHE Regent and member of ACHE's Board of Governors.